May 14, 2007 / 11:48 AM / 13 years ago

Soccer-Sacked Guidolin returns to coach Palermo

MILAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Palermo have reappointed former coach Francesco Guidolin for the last two league matches of the season, the Serie A club said on Monday.

Guidolin was sacked as coach in April and was replaced by his assistant Renzo Gobbo after a poor run of form which dragged his side out of the Champions League places.

However, Palermo have failed to arrest their slide and lost 3-2 at already-relegated Ascoli on Sunday. They lie in seventh spot, the final UEFA Cup place, but face a battle to stay there.

“Palermo announce that they have revoked the sacking of Francesco Guidolin,” a statement on the club Web site ( said.

Guidolin will be in his third spell with Palermo. Under him, the Sicilian club won promotion to Serie A in May 2004 and then finished sixth in the 2004-05 season.

Guidolin spent last season at French side Monaco before returning to Palermo in May 2006.

He is the fourth Serie A coach to sacked and then reappointed this season.

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